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Type 3 Evening Grosbeak call - SW MI 2/5


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Came up in Merlin thread.  I had this call back in February and couldn’t nail it down as House Sparrow or even Titmouse.  Merlin had nothing, but i reran it through BirdNET and it came up with Evening Grosbeak.  It does sound very familiar to some Type 3 calls online and also sonogram is similar to Peterson’s Bird Guide.  

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/449154471

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30 minutes ago, Avery said:

Sonogram is extremely similar to a type 3, but the only thing I’m hearing different is that it isn’t burry at all. 

I wondered if that is due to distance it was from me, well over 100 feet I'd guess.

 

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1 hour ago, chipperatl said:

I wondered if that is due to distance it was from me, well over 100 feet I'd guess.

 

That's what I was thinking would explain the spectrogram, but in my experience the burryness is apparent at a distance. Here's an accidental recording I got of some flying over. Similar distance, and you can hear the burryness, and start to see it in the spectrogram as they get closer.

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/325120591

I played both yours and mine side by side and your bird has a much clearer tone. My guess would be an odd Titmouse? I hear some twittering in the background as well.

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3 hours ago, Avery said:

That's what I was thinking would explain the spectrogram, but in my experience the burryness is apparent at a distance. Here's an accidental recording I got of some flying over. Similar distance, and you can hear the burryness, and start to see it in the spectrogram as they get closer.

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/325120591

I played both yours and mine side by side and your bird has a much clearer tone. My guess would be an odd Titmouse? I hear some twittering in the background as well.

How about Purple Finch?  That was my second thought, but, again, I've never actually seen a Purple Finch make that sound.

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1 hour ago, The Bird Nuts said:

How about Purple Finch?  That was my second thought, but, again, I've never actually seen a Purple Finch make that sound.

I’ve only ever heard them make their pik calls (other than singing)

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3 hours ago, Quiscalus quiscula said:

Okay, I hope you don't mind if I just add to this thread. Not my audio, but I'm also wondering whether this is an EVGR or not. Fairly rare here, especially outside of winter. https://ebird.org/checklist/S110126066

Those are House Sparrows. Burry and similar sonogram, but they have a higher pitched harmonic which changes the tone

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1 hour ago, chipperatl said:

They are above 4 kHz, and the EVGR are below 4 kHz?

I’m talking about the harmonics in the HOSP calls, up around 8khz. The “main” frequencies are around 3.5-4khz

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